Optical and Sensor Components for Smart Glasses to Reach $3.2 Billion by 2019 Says NanoMarkets

Industry: Market Research

The firm sees these devices with potential for replacing smart phones as the main mobile computing and communications platform over the next decade.

Glen Allen, VA (PRUnderground) September 29th, 2014

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has issued a new report titled, “Smart Glasses: Component and Technology Markets — 2014” that projects $3.2 billion (USD) in new business revenues for the makers of sensors, lightguides, microdisplays and micromirrors.  The report notes that smart glasses technology is at an early stage of development but will create opportunities for both novel optical subsystems such as virtual retinal displays (VRDs) and advanced human-computer interfaces such as eye-tracking and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

For further details on the report including a downloadable excerpt please see:  http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-glasses-component-and-technology-markets-2014

About the Report

This new NanoMarkets report examines the components and subsystems markets for smart glasses, focusing on the markets for both the core optical subsystems (curved mirrors, diffractive, holographic, polarized optics, reflective, switchable waveguides, and VRDs) and key human-computer interfaces (touch, voice recognition, gesture recognition, speech-text conversion, eye-tracking and BCI)

Eight-year forecasts in revenue and volume terms are included for each of these components and subsystems.  The report also discusses the strategies of the firms involved in supplying these parts for smart glasses over the next decade as well as the component requirements of the leading OEMs.

Companies covered in this report include: Apple, APX, Atheer, Augmedix, BCInet, Brilliant Service, BuBBles, Canon, Chirp Microsystems, Elliptic Labs, Emotiv Systems, Epson, Eye Tribe, EyeSight, EyeTap, Foxconn, Freescale, GlassUp, Google, Guger, Himax, Hitachi, Innovega, Interactive Productline, Invensense, JVC, Konica Minolta, Kopin, LaForge Optical, Laster, Lenovo, LG, Lumus, Luxottica, Maui Jim, Meta, Metaio, Microchip Technologies, Microsoft, Mind Solutions, Neonode, NeuroSky, Nokia, Novartis, Olympus, Optinvent, OrCam, Pivothead, QD Laser, Quantum Interface, Recon, Rochester Optical, Samsung, SBG Labs, SixthSense, SmartEyeglass, Starlab, Synaptics, Technical Illusions, Telekom Innovation, Texas Instruments, Thalmic Labs, Tobii, Vergence Labs, Vuzix, WeON, Wikitude, XOEye and Zeal Optics.

About NanoMarkets

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. Visit www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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